Thursday, December 18, 2008

Eco Fonts save ink

Most people don’t realize we use tons of ink every day to print everything from newspapers to brochures, forms to applications, and just about everything else.


The prints we make for our 'daily use' not only use paper, but also ink. Lots of ink! According to SPRANQ creative communications (Utrecht, The Netherlands) this is partly unnecessary. Based on a hunch of Colin Willems, SPRANQ therefore developed a new font: the Ecofont.

"After the Dutch holey cheese, there now is a Dutch font with holes as well." Most appealing ideas are simple: how much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? After extensive testing with all kinds of shapes, the best results were achieved using small circles. After lots of late hours (and coffee) this resulted in a font that uses up to 20% less ink. Free to download, free to use.

Once you have downloaded Ecofont you can install the font into your local fonts folder. The Ecofont is based on an Open Source font and is free to use. If you no longer want to use the Ecofont, you can remove it from your fonts folder without any problems. Please note: The font is called Spranq_eco_sans_regular.ttf.


Cool, eh!

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